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Aristotle on color

Aristotle introduces his “definition” of color not in itself but within the broader context of his theory about “visual sense perception”. For him, each specific sense perception has three main interlinked components: sensible object; proper medium; and pertinent sense organ. Therefore, when we want to understand the vision of color by the visual sense, we should consider interplays of its three relevant components. It means that when we want to see any color as normal human beings,we should have healthy eyes; existence of sensible colored object; and specific medium.

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Language of Ethics in Aristotle: Facets of Inexactness and Appearance (in Books One – Four). Part I

In the First Book of Nicomachean Ethics that can be considered as the introduction of Aristotle to this treatise, with different wordings but a shared tenet many times he mentions to the methodic points that should be taken into consideration by his students at the school and readers of this writing. For these points are materialized and manifested in the teaching, speaking and writing of its maker and introducer too, and we should not take them at face value. As a result, having a precise conception and understanding of these points that function as guiding steps are very crucial for according to Aristotle, “well begun is half done”.

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The mathematician and the wolf

Despite having different etymologies, the first one referring to the quest for knowledge and the second taking place by means of inspiration, Mathematics and Music harmonize with each other as curiously connected subjects. While it is possible to find people who receive inspiration as well as musical compositions without knowing theories, how to read musical scores and let alone fractions and logarithms, it is widely known that almost every kind of music may be transcribed into codes which ultimately, as a rule, represent numbers. Moreover, there are even those who know the mathematics inherent to encoding and are able to “read” any piece of transcribed music, although not having any talent whatsoever for singing or playing instruments. Just like the legendary poet Orpheus (and his followers), Pythagoras has not only taught religious doctrines, such as metempsychosis, but has also been interested in music

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